The port industry is often misunderstood because it is so large and involves many organisations in the maritime transport supply chain. Most of the world’s global ports are based in large cities where they support international trade and world infrastructure links. With nearly 90% of the world’s wares moved by sea, logistics plays a significant part in everyday life, ensuring the supply chain for all products and services reach the end user.
The maritime transport industry is a key growth sector in the UK, providing considerable opportunity for young people to develop a wide range of job skills and specialisms such as warehousing, supply chain management, finance, marketing, HR, international trade and data analytics. You could be working for the container terminal landlord, city mayors’ office, regulators, officials, ocean carriers, operators, pilots or the logistics companies who handle incoming ships, look after passengers and shift boxes.
To meet local employer demand, we are excited to be offering two pioneering new courses which are supported by Career Colleges Trust and STC, a specialist Port Logistics Further Education College based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As such, they will be delivered in close consultation and with input from logistics industry experts, providing learners with enhanced enrichment opportunities such as research visits, industry placements and collaborative project-based learning both in the UK and abroad.
This video from ABP shows the variety of career opportunities in port logistics.
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